Faculty Composer Premieres Latest Work

by Public Relations Office—Cedarville, Ohio

Cedarville, Ohio—His works have been performed on every continent except Antarctica. He has received dozens of awards in composition and holds degrees in music from three universities. And yet, for all his achievements, on October 11 and 13, Dr. Steven Winteregg presented one of his most personally meaningful pieces with the world premiere of his original composition, Resolution, with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Resolution is dedicated to Winteregg’s wife, Candy, and focuses on her recent battle with cancer. Throughout the piece, the audience travels through the stages of her struggle. According to Winteregg, the title of the piece “refers to the fight and determination that Candy exhibited through her operation and treatment, but it also signifies the constant search for finality throughout the whole experience.”

    Winteregg has composed numerous orchestral pieces performed by the Delaware, Indianapolis, Columbus, Cincinnati and Czech Radio Symphonies as well as four full-length ballets, including There Was a Time. His honors in composition include first prizes in the composition competitions of the International Horn Society and the International Trumpet Guild. In addition, an Ohio senate resolution commended him for his contribution to the arts.

    Winteregg is currently dean of the School of Humanities and professor of composition at Cedarville University. “It has been a privilege to study with Dr. Winteregg for the past few years,” says Timothy Harenda a junior music composition major at Cedarville University. “It has been great to work with someone who has had great success as a composer and who can give me practical advice about becoming a better writer and musician.”